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Dead In Istanbul -
Subject: Nice bob
Weir is really high in the mix on this recording. Not that he's a Jimmy Page, but I usually can't hear him too well once the whole band gets going. On this one he's nice and prominent. '74 was such a great year wasn't it? This is also the debut of Must Have Been the Roses, US Blues and Ship of Fools.
As dmccorry said, no mudslinging and no Forum Nazi Factor (which is apparantly the phenomenon of the amount of time it takes before someone calls someone else a nazi in an internet forum).
Just Dead fans here sharing memories and commenting on the music. Internet at it's best.
On their way to becoming the world's best easy-listening band. God I hate Keith's electric piano sound! I'm listening to Black-Throated Wind now, but I love Keith's work on Ace, and live in '71 & '72.
I can't seem to listen to a '73 or newer concert all the way through - I just listen to the new material. I can't stand the electric piano "easy-listening" sound, Donna's wailing and the ultra-slowing down of all the old songs.
Dmccorry (above): it says good things. I love the Dead and I love Deadheads!
Subject: no mud slinging
I love that this is the rare forum on the internet where people don't resort to screaming at each other. What does that say about the Dead's music?
Subject: I Don't Listen to the Dead Past 1966
Just kidding. After spending a while now on the archive, i get a kick out of people with arbitrary cutoff dates like the guy below. I saw one who won't listen past 1982 (???). There's 30 years of dead to enjoy and I take advantage of all of it (granted, less of the later years). You're missing out on a lot of magic, buddy... more for the rest of us.
Anyways, as for this this show, just look at the source... it's like the skies opened up and this show was delivered to us. This may not be the best show of 1974 but that saying very little. This whole run at Winterland is absolutely fantastic. Hard hitting US Blues to kick off, one of my favourite Playin' (as mentioned by other reviewers, the Slipknot jam makes it extra special), top-notch Eyes (again with a little Slipknot squiggle)and a great China->Rider. Honourable mention goes to the Nobody's Fault - I had been listening to so many later versions that I was taken aback by the more 'upbeat' tempo. Why should Bobby hog all the blues tunes?
Fantastic show from start to finish!
headless deadhead -
Subject: whole run smokes
eyes>china doll>wharf rat is top notch dead
Subject: Genesis of Slipknot
Beyond the fact that this is a great show, the jam during Playin' features Jerry experimenting with the Slipknot riff, which is just a fantastic snapshot through the looking glass into their writing process (so much of which was always aired out live during shows throughout their career). This night is a prime example of the boundless creativity that was so joyously abounding during the band's golden era: it's a must-listen for any Deadhead, and the source of many eternal smiles recalling days that are to come. Peace.
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" February 22, 1974 at the Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
The first of 3 nights at Winterland, February 22, 23 & 24. Get em all.
Thanks to David, Dick, Joe, Michael and Charlie, but I expected more...the overhead mics on Billy are off, the highs and the ambience is gone, what happened?
I will highly recommend adding this show to your 1974 GRATEFUL DEAD collection even though Billy's overhead mics on his cymbals are off, or on very low.
Garcia's playing is on fire. The whole band is in the pocket and smokin'.
Sounding well rehearsed and relaxed the GRATEFUL DEAD deliver a solid, consistent, deliberate, exciting, fun show. If you like to dance to the GRATEFUL DEAD this show is for you.
Intricate guitar leads designed to transport you to another place permeate this show.
Billy lays down some rock solid grooves to cut the rug, kick the can and pet the cat that leaves you wanting more and more.
4 stars for the mix
4 stars for the recording
5 stars for the performance
5 stars for the transfer.
Most certainly a "Must Have Show" for 1974.
The show will sound much better after I download it and play it using Windows Media Player. WMP has a 10 band Graphic EQ and this thing called "SRS WOW Effects" that does improve the sound.
Here's one way to dowload this show:
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For easy streaming or downloading you should use RealPlayer.
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Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the Love from 1974.
Subject: Sounds Great, Music is wonderful
This source sounds fantastic for a SBD, the bass is rich and the highs are decent. 4/5 for sound.
The music is classic 73/74 brilliance. It doesn't have as much hot jamming as you find in other shows of this era, but still some smoking stuff. Slipknot riffs in both Playin' and Eyes!! Nobody's Fault is fun as always. 4/5 on the music.
Subject: Can this be true?
The source for this looks like an uber cosmic quality source. I haven't even listened to it yet and I'm going to download it. David Gans, Charlie Miller, Dick himself, all we need is Betty and we have party you have to go to.